Vadodara District also known as Baroda District is a district in the eastern part of the state of Gujarat in western India. The city of Vadodara, in the western part of the district, is the administrative headquarters. Vadodara District covers an area of 7,794 km². As of 2011, the district had a population of 4,165,626 of which 49.6% were urban, 50.4% were rural, 5.3% were scheduled castes and 27.6% were scheduled tribes. As of 2011 it is the third most populous district of Gujarat, after Ahmadabad and Surat.